Package holidays are great for taking the stress out of choosing and booking fights, hotels and travel arrangements for you and your family.
Over half of British people who holiday abroad booked an overseas package holiday in 2017, according to travel experts. Having everything taken care of was the most common reason for why these people chose a package holiday instead of booking their flights and accommodation independently.
While you hope that nothing will go wrong on your holiday, sometimes accidents do happen. If you do suffer from an injury that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to make a holiday accident claim.
HOW SAFE ARE PACKAGE HOLIDAYS?
Package holidays are usually safer than booking a holiday independently as they come with underwritten insurance that protects you if something goes wrong.
One of the reasons people choose package holidays is the security that comes from booking with a large company, and knowing there will be assistance if there is any trouble with their transport, accommodation or excursions.
Package holidays are also legally protected by the 1992 Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations Act, which supports overseas holiday accident claims when you’re back in the UK.
If you are involved in an accident while on your package holiday and you were not to blame, contact Thompsons for legal advice on making a compensation claim.
MOST COMMON PACKAGE HOLIDAY INJURIES
Accidents that happen on holiday are usually caused by hotel staff and travel representatives’ negligence. If you believe that your accident was someone else’s fault and could have been prevented, then you may be entitled to make a claim.
The injuries and accidents you are entitled to claim for are:
- Slips, trips and falls sustained from badly maintained floors, uneven surfaces and wet surfaces in the hotel complex
- Injuries suffered from water sports and excursions that were provided with your package holiday
- Infection from poor hygiene at the hotel or on an excursion.
For more advice on making a claim for a package holiday accident, get in touch with our legal specialists today.
MAKING A CLAIM FOR PACKAGE HOLIDAY ACCIDENTS
Before and on your return to the UK, you should keep a record of any financial losses incurred as a result of your injury. These can help support your claim for compensation.
If you’ve been injured or have fallen ill while on holiday, Thompsons Solicitors can help you make a claim. Contact us on 0800 0 224 224 to start your claim or complete our online claim form.
Alternatively, visit our #TravelSafe campaign page for more information on how to avoid an accident and injury on holiday.